jahozer wrote:The melody is written modally, like the outro riff. B and A are key centers and the melody changes with them. That riff doesnt make sense in B major either. Jerry absolutely solos in the key of E with his usual B mixo and chromatic runs.
Well, like I said, soloing in B mixo works, so I don't see much, if any, disagreement here.
The harmony is what makes the key make sense and since A major is basically half of the song, it Wouldnt make sense that it is in B.
While I agree that harmony is a huge contributor to what makes a song make sense, this wouldn't be the first song to prominently use an outside chord in the harmony.
Sheet music is notorious for giving wrong keys in the name of simplification. If it was written for "easy guitar" then it most likely calls songs in their "street key" which most people thnk of as the first chord played.
The book I have that I am thinking of is not for "easy guitar". I have posted in other threads what the book is, but I don't remember all of the details off the top of my head. If you are interested, I can post the details tonight. It is a common book though, and comes straight from Ice Nine, so in previous threads when folks still didn't want to accept the key of B major, I recommended that they take it up with Mickey Hart.
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